Years after the absorption of Strikeforce, World Extreme Cagefighting and talent from Bellator, there are very few dream fights left for diehard fans to wish for. Anthony “Showtime” Pettis just opened the door to a couple that would set the mixed martial arts community ablaze.
“Showtime” Pettis has his sights set on Eddie Alvarez for his return to the octagon after a near-year layoff, but he didn’t shut down the possibility of dropping down to 145 to take out a couple champions. Pettis shares McGregor’s viewpoint that there aren’t many money-making fights in featherweight, but he would still go to face the likes of McGregor and Aldo.
“Yeah, for sure. I mean, featherweight has always been an option,” told GNP1.de. “I want my belt back, that’s my main goal. You know, I’m doing well financially, I’m not hurting at all. So for me, the goal right now is getting my belt back. What happens after that fight, we’ll see. People wanna see McGregor, I fight McGregor, people wanna see Aldo, I fight Aldo, that’s what it’s all about.”
Pettis was baffled when he heard McGregor claimed he was going to storm through the lightweight division as it is more stacked than 145. “Good for him doing that, but lightweight is a whole different place,” Pettis warned McGregor. “It’s not featherweight. Featherweight is… I mean, besides Aldo, there’s not much…, I mean, there is talent, Frankie Edgar, Chad Mendes, (but) lightweight is the deepest division in the UFC, it’s a totally different story. For him to say, he’s gonna come up there and walk through everybody, it’s crazy. He’s only beat Chad Mendes, one guy in the featherweight class that’s top five.”
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